thomas15 (689) - USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is bourbon, toffee, slight salted caramel, some booze. glowing ruby red brown small head little to no lacing. taste is whiskey, boozy, with a noticeable softness. some wood, some sweetness, slight bitter floral finish. body is sticky, medium to light. interesting.
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plummy ruby amber with a thin sticky off white head. Lovely nose with some brown sugary plum tones, cinnamon raisin bread, and a kiss of wheat. Big wonderful flavor with lovely cinnamon raisin toast from the nose, gentle cereal and bourbon notes, and a kiss of cinnamon toast crunch children’s cereal on the finish. Actually, once it warms, that children’s cereal flavor gets bigger. With lovely raisin bread tones.
markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Slightly hazy amber, lots of prune and raisin, strong resin background. Heavy body, immediate alcohol and smoke, then some bready malt and roasted nuts. Long burning finish. Very intense.
bubblehouse (576) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a really sweet nose. Pours a light brown. Bourbon aging enhances the barley wine.
wlajwl (4199) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is malts, caramel, light toffee and toasted bread. The flavor is caramel, malts, fruit, underlying sweetness, toast and a mix of alcohol and mild acidity/tartness in the finish.
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours bronze clear with a medium head, aroma of wood, whiskey, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, caramel and toffee, flavor of wood, whiskey, vanilla, coconut, soy, toffee some hops, medium to full bodied. Great.
arkurzynski (1634) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour. Nose of fruit roll-ups, caramel, spice, and bourbon. Flavor is caramel-covered fruit, cherry, boozy bourbon, and wood tannin. Lingering fruit and wood. Just okay.
tomer (1877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
at a tasting, thanks zvikar, smallish creamy head, quite clear brown color, aroma of cognac, wood, coconut, vanila, bread and a hint of rum baba, sweet caramel flavor, dried dark fruits and a hint of cognac with some spiciness showing from time to time. Melllow but with an overwhelming barrel character and not too exciting.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Nice clear red-amber. Lovely aroma with malt, caramel, some cookies, bourbon, vanilla, some coconut, a bit of nuts, a bit of chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, vanilla, cookies, bourbon, some fruitiness and a light chocolate note. Rounded mouthfeel. Very good stuff.
Leighton (12635) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours clear amber with a bubbly white head. Toffee on the nose, light butterscotch, ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor, boozy, with some buttery toffee and rich fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Gooey semi-dark sugars on the finish with present booze, buttery toffee, rich ripe fruits. So so.
tnkw01 (1250) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber. One of the best heads I’ve ever seen on a high gravity beer. Aroma is sweet, fruit cake, caramel. Taste is too much alcohol. Sweet, caramel, dried fruit.